COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – The Williams College men's lacrosse team (4-3) defeated host Colorado College (6-4) on the road 15-6 by holding the Tigers to just 12 shots on the day.
The contest is the first of two that Williams will play at Colorado College as they will also line up against Carthage College (WI) on Saturday at noon Mountain Standard Time before heading back East.
The Ephs only trailed for 2:45 in the contest when Colorado's Austin Davie gave the Tigers a 2-1 lead at 12:43 of the first quarter. That goal was answered at 9:58 when Thomas Fowler scored off a feed from Riley Hamilton to tie the contest at two.
The Ephs then took a lead that they would not relinquish when Michael Fahey tallied the first of his three goals in the game by registering an unassisted goal with 2:37 left in the opening quarter. Williams took the 3-2 lead into the second quarter.
Out scoring the Tigers 3-1 in the second quarter gave the Ephs a 6-3 lead at the break. Peter Crane, James McFarland, and Thomas Fowler scored Eph second quarter goals. Fowler's goal was the first of five he would net on the day.
Colorado narrowed the Ephs lead to 7-5 when Austin Davie netted his second goal of the contest at 10:33 of the third quarter. However, the Ephs responded by netting the final five goals of the quarter to establish a 12-5 lead. Riley Hoffman got the Eph skein of five goals started at 7:56 and then he assisted on Thomas Fowler's first of two goals in the quarter with just 2:10 left.
Just over a minute later the Ephs capitalized on a man-up situation with Fowler scoring again with Fahey assisting. Fahey netted the final two Eph goals in a 15-second splurge, notching an unassisted goal at :50 and then at :35 off a setup by Fowler.
The Ephs took a 12-5 lead into the final quarter where they out scored the Tigers 3-1 to make the final score 15-6. Calvin Collins, Jack Lee, and Jack Lauroesch had the Eph goals in the quarter. The Collins and Lee goals were unassisted, while McFarland assisted on the Lauroesch goal.
Colorado starting goalie Chase Murphy made 15 saves on the day and allowed 13 goals in 53:58. Brice Tucker relieved Murphy and played 6:02 allowing two goals and making three saves.
Thomas Fowler led the Eph attack with five goals and one assist and Michael Fahey added three goals and two assists. Austin Davie netted three goals for the Tigers.
Williams out shot Colorado 31-12 and the Ephs collected 41 ground balls to 23 for the Tigers.